Free Meals, Coffee and Car Washes for Veterans

These convenience retailers are honoring those who have served this Veterans Day.

November 09, 2022

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—In honor of Veterans Day, Tiger Fuel is offering a free top wash at one of Tiger Fuel’s eight participating TigerWash locations. In addition to the complimentary wash, the c-store retailer is giving all service members a free lunch at one of its nine gourmet-to-go convenience stores, known as The Markets. The Veterans Day menu includes a signature sandwich, two-piece chicken meal or hot dog.

This is the 11th year that Tiger Fuel has partnered with Grace for Vets, a nonprofit organization that seeks to honor local veterans and service personnel with a complimentary car wash. Over 3.3 million free car washes have been extended to military members around the world since the nonprofit was founded in 2004.

“Tiger Fuel recognizes the commitment of all individuals who have dedicated their life to protect our nation. Veterans Day is a great opportunity to honor our veterans and active military,” said Gordon Sutton, president of Tiger Fuel. “We’re proud to employ a number of veterans across our business. We’re excited to continue the tradition of offering a free wash and meal to our veterans and active military members.”

Rutter’s is honoring all veterans and active military on Veteran’s Day, by offering a free coffee of any size to those in uniform or who present a valid military ID.

“We are extremely grateful for all of those who have served to protect our country,” said Chris Hartman, Rutter’s senior director of fuels, forecourt and advertising. “Rutter’s is happy to recognize these heroic members of our communities and thank them for their service this Veteran’s Day.”

Rutter’s Veterans Day offer will be available at all locations in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia on November 11.

Sheetz is offering veterans and active duty military a free car wash and a free meal on Friday, November 11, reports PennLive.

The free meal includes a half ham and cheese or meatball sub and a regular fountain drink. The free meal is available all Sheetz locations, and the free car wash is available at locations that have one. Military ID or proof of service is required.

Brown Bear Car Wash will offer free washes to all current or former members of the military on Veterans Day. The free “Beary Clean” washes will be available at Brown Bear’s 28 tunnel wash locations.

Seattle-based, family-owned Brown Bear will donate $1 for each car washed on Veterans Day to support Puget Sound Honor Flight and its mission of transporting Western Washington war veterans to visit memorials in Washington, D.C.

Dandy Mini Marts is celebrating active, reserve and retired veterans across the Twin Tiers region of Pennsylvania and New York by offering two slices of cheese or pepperoni pizza or one slice of stromboli from the Dandy Pizza case on Veterans Day. Those members must simply show their identification or proof of service at any Dandy location that offers Dandy pizza.

For almost 40 years, Dandy has supported veterans and the numerous veterans’ agencies across the 15 counties in Pennsylvania and New York where Dandy operates.

“We proudly support our veteran employees and happily serve our veteran customers every day, so taking the opportunity to use Dandy’s presence in the Twin Tiers to show a small token of our appreciation and offer Dandy Pizza and stromboli to our local vets is important to us,” said Bill Bustin, Dandy’s marketing director.

Here’s how other convenience retailers are honoring those who have served and their families this Veterans Day.